My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Joyful Christmas Mouse

Hi Friends :)

I'm finally back to posting some projects this week...Yay!

This Christmas card is made using more of the newly released Christmas stamps from DRS Designs.  They are  Joyful Christmas Mouse and Single Jingle Bell.  Yes, my border of bells is only one stamp.  Neat, eh? 
To make the border, I stamped the bell on a sticky note and then cut it out.  After I folded my card in half, I stamped the first bell along the bottom. I then layered the cut out on top, and stamped the next bell slightly over lapping the first.  I lifted the cut out and put it over the second bell, and continued until my row was complete.  After coloring them in, I cut out the bottom and layered a piece of red card stock behind it, so that it would coordinate with my focal image.  I hope you give this technique a try.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I can't wait to show you what else I've made, so come back the rest of the week too :)

Have a good one!

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows-
Crafty Ann's-Christmas in August
By the Cute and Girly-Animal Antics

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Markers: Copic, Bic Mark its, Nesties and ribbon from my supplies.


CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Karin!

Jennifer E. said...

Love the bell border! Great job Karin!

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card Karin, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

TannyP said...

Fabulous job, Karin! Your bells are perfect and I love the way you've cut the bottom out =) Awesome coloring, girl!

Lisa Jane said...

What a great card - i love the bells and of course the little mouse
Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G
Lisa ;)

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I love how you made the border. I never think to use a stamp that way. I love how you think out of the box. :)

1CardCreator said...

Great card, love how you made the bell into a border, very clever! ~Diane

pinky said...

Karin its gorgeous as always! If you can colour that little mouse then you should have no problem with HM lol. Hugs

Karin said...

Hello Karin,
I made myself follower to your blog.
Your creations are beautiful.
And, yes, Karin was for long time a name that everyone pronounced as Karen. Me to often had to say: "It's Karin with an "i". Specially I was the first in my region with that name (I am almost 65). I was born in Germany, although my Mum was from Belgium. Since my 8 years I live in Belgium.
I am proud of my name, that's why I called my Blog "Creativity by Karin".
I hope to come back often to admire your cards.
Greetings from Oostende,

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous adorable card.

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